Red Willow County, NE

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Population

10,870

0.129% decline

Poverty Rate

11.7%


Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$42,882

1% growth

Number of Employees

5,598

0.865% growth

Median Property Value

$91,500

3.51% growth

About

In 2017, Red Willow County, NE had a population of 10.9k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $42,882. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Red Willow County, NE declined from 10,884 to 10,870, a -0.129% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,457 to $42,882, a 1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Red Willow County, NE are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.2%), White (Hispanic) (4.87%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.15%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.285%). N/A% of the people in Red Willow County, NE speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Red Willow County, NE is $91,500, and the homeownership rate is 75.1%. Most people in Red Willow County, NE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Red Willow County, NE is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Red Willow County, NE employs 5.6k people. The largest industries in Red Willow County, NE are Health Care & Social Assistance (942 people), Retail Trade (850 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (482 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($53,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,887), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,500).

Median household income in Red Willow County, NE is $42,882. Males in Red Willow County, NE have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,865. The income inequality in Red Willow County, NE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.446, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,882

2017 value

± $5,099

1%

1 Year Growth

± 17.1%

Households in Red Willow County, NE have a median annual income of $42,882, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,457 in 2016, which represents a 1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,849

Average Male Salary

± $2,084

$42,865

Average Female Salary

± $1,555

In 2017, full-time male employees in Nebraska made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $46,766 ± $9,518

  2. White

    $44,931 ± $1,266

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $34,147 ± $19,585

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Nebraska workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Red Willow County, NE is from Nebraska.

0.446

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Nebraska was 0.446 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.189% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Nebraska was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Nebraska in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9631

  2. Census Tract 9632

  3. Census Tract 9633

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Red Willow County, NE was Census Tract 9631 with a value of $55,694, followed by Census Tract 9632 and Census Tract 9633, with respective values of $46,367 and $34,279.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Red Willow County, NE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Red Willow County, NE (1.22k out of 10.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 16 - 17.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,146 ± 216

  2. Black

    69 ± 102

  3. Hispanic

    23 ± 78

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Red Willow County, NE is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.6k

2017 Value

± 447

0.865%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Red Willow County, NE grew at a rate of 0.865%, from 5.55k employees to 5.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Red Willow County, NE, are Management Occupations (736 people), Sales & Related Occupations (732 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (628 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Red Willow County, NE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Red Willow County, NE, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (736 people), Sales & Related Occupations (732 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (628 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Red Willow County, NE has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.92 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.27 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Red Willow County, NE, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,773), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($54,038), and Management Occupations ($52,270).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.6k

2017 Value

± 447

0.865%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Red Willow County, NE grew at a rate of 0.865%, from 5.55k employees to 5.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Red Willow County, NE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (942 people), Retail Trade (850 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (482 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Red Willow County, NE, though some of these residents may live in Red Willow County, NE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Red Willow County, NE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (942 people), Retail Trade (850 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (482 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Red Willow County, NE has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.28 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.08 times), and Utilities (2.08 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Red Willow County, NE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($53,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,887), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,500).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.4B

  2. $22.4B

  3. $12.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.4B, followed by Meat/seafood ($22.4B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($12.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Nebraska products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$162B

2020 Value

$229B

Projected 2045 Value

41.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Nebraska trade was $162B. This is expected to increase 41.8% to $229B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Nebraska trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Nebraska to other states, or from other states to Nebraska.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $13.3B

  2. $10B

  3. $9.14B

In 2015, the top outbound Nebraska domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Iowa with $13.3B, followed by Kansas with $10B and California and $9.14B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Nebraska shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91% of the population of Red Willow County, NE has health coverage, with 46.3% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 17.4% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Red Willow County, NE was $8,412 in 2014. This is a 3.43% increase from the previous year ($8,133).

Primary care physicians in Red Willow County, NE see 1547 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.6% decrease from the previous year (1811 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1072 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 631 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.5%). Additionally, Thurston County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,547 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Red Willow County, NE see an average of 1,547 patients per year. This represents a 14.6% decrease from the previous year (1,811 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Red Willow County, NE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,412

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,536

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,964

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,956

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Nebraska (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.43%, from $8,133 to $8,412.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.04%

Uninsured

46.3%

Employer Coverage

11.1%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

17.4%

Non-Group

1.49%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Red Willow County, NE declined by 6.25% from 9.65% to 9.04%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Red Willow County, NE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.5% prevalence

  2. 14.8% prevalence

  3. 13.5% prevalence

Thurston County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Nebraska, at 16.5%.

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Diversity

Red Willow County, NE is home to a population of 10.9k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.17% of Red Willow County, NE residents were born outside of the country (127 people).

In 2017, there were 18.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10k people) in Red Willow County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 529 White (Hispanic) and 150 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Red Willow County, NE was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Red Willow County, NE are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Red Willow County, NE residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.17%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

127 people

2.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

223 people

As of 2017, 1.17% of Red Willow County, NE residents (127 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Red Willow County, NE was 2.05%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    47,787 ± 5,299 people

  2. Guatemala

    8,331 ± 2,236 people

  3. Vietnam

    6,596 ± 1,990 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Nebraska was Mexico, the natal country of 47,787 Nebraska residents, followed by Guatemala with 8,331 and Vietnam with 6,596.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Red Willow County, NE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Red Willow County, NE was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Red Willow County, NE

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    10k ± 8

  2. White (Hispanic)

    529 ± 14

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    150 ± 125

In 2017, there were 18.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10k people) in Red Willow County, NE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 529 White (Hispanic) and 150 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Red Willow County, NE as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    212 ± 83

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    136 ± 85

  3. Korea

    106 ± 63

Red Willow County, NE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Red Willow County, NE was $91,500 in 2017, which is 0.398 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $88,400 to $91,500, a 3.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Red Willow County, NE is 75.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Red Willow County, NE have an average commute time of 11.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Red Willow County, NE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$91,500

2017 Median

± $6,539

$88,400

2016 Median

± $5,416

In 2017, the median property value in Red Willow County, NE grew to to $91,500 from the previous year's value of $88,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Red Willow County, NE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Red Willow County, NE the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$42,882

Median Household Income

± $5,099

4.6k

Number of Households

± 414

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.6k households in Red Willow County, NE grew to $42,882 from the previous year's value of $42,457.

The following chart displays the households in Red Willow County, NE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Red Willow County, NE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Red Willow County, NE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%

2017 Homeownership

76.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.1% of the housing units in Red Willow County, NE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Red Willow County, NE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

11.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Red Willow County, NE have a shorter commute time (11.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.1% of the workforce in Red Willow County, NE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Worked At Home

    6.13%

  3. Carpooled

    6.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Red Willow County, NE was Drove Alone (82.3%), followed by those who Worked At Home (6.13%) and those who Carpooled (6.11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Red Willow County, NE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Red Willow County, NE have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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